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Reading & writing : a personal account

Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, ©2000.
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"In this essay of literary autobiography, V.S. Naipaul sifts through memories of his childhood in Trinidad, his university days in England, and his earliest attempts at writing, seeking the experiences of life and reading that shaped his imagination and his growth as a writer. He pays particular attention to the traumas of India under its various conquerors and the painful sense of dereliction and loss that shadows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Naipaul, V.S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
Reading & writing.
New York : New York Review of Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)606433033
Online version:
Naipaul, V.S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
Reading & writing.
New York : New York Review of Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)607836844
Named Person: V S Naipaul; V S Naipaul; V S Naipaul; V S Naipaul; Vidiadhar S Naipaul
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0940322382 9780940322387
OCLC Number: 42476087
Description: 64 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Reading and Writing --
The Writer in India.
Other Titles: Reading and writing
Responsibility: by V.S. Naipaul.
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"In this essay of literary autobiography, V.S. Naipaul sifts through memories of his childhood in Trinidad, his university days in England, and his earliest attempts at writing, seeking the experiences of life and reading that shaped his imagination and his growth as a writer. He pays particular attention to the traumas of India under its various conquerors and the painful sense of dereliction and loss that shadows writers' attempts to capture the country and its people in prose." "Naipaul's reflections on the relations between personal or historical experience and literary form, between the novel and the world, reveal how he came to discover both his voice and the subjects of his writing, and how he learned to turn sometimes to fiction, sometimes to the travel narrative, to portray them truthfully. Along the way he offers insights into the novel's prodigious development as a form for depicting and interpreting society in the nineteenth century and its diminishing capacity to do the same in the twentieth - a task that, in his view, passed to the creative energies of the early cinema."--Jacket.

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